Born July 18, 1948 in High Point, North Carolina, to the late David Vance & Helen Ruth Sams Melton. He had lived his entire life in Elizabethton. He was a 1966 graduate of Elizabethton High School and attended East Tennessee State University. He was a Vietnam War Army Veteran. Prior to his disability he was a construction worker. He was of the Christian Faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Steve Melton.
Survivors include his wife: Barbara. His Siblings: Mike Melton & wife Barbara Ellis Melton, Brenda Johnson & husband David, Lisa Shell & husband Jeff, Glenn Allen Hatley and Scott Hatley. Nephews: Marc Keene, Chris Stanbery, Vance Melton and Dan Melton. Several aunts, uncles & cousins and lifelong friend Jerry Jamison.
Graveside Service was conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, November 1, 2019 in the Mountain Home National Cemetery with the Rev. Carroll Melton officiating. Eulogy was given by his brother Mike Melton. Military Honors were provided by the Carter County Honor Guard. Pallbearers were selected from family and friends. Condolences may be sent to the family at our web-site www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Melton family